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off the dnc. how she's making the case for her husband's second term. good-bye to a gentle giant. hollywood in shock today over the death of michael clarke duncan. and oh, deer. a family watches an unexpected guest come through the pet door. good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. we begin with the weather today, folks. another round of rain. more flooding could be in the works. >> storm team 4 chief meteorologi meteorologist doug kammerer is track it all. >> over the next 24 hours i expect to see shower activity, localized rain. here's one thing going on. 88 degrees out there right now with wind out of the south-southwest at 20 miles per hour. look at that heat index. 95 degrees. a very warm and a very humid afternoon. talk about the temperatures.
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then you add in the humidity. see those thunderstorms out there. storms into southern maryland, waldorf, prince george's county. back into the west through northern virginia also seeing shower activity. we're just getting started. once again we see a boundary back to the west here. a lot of showers and thunderstorms out ahead of the boundary. i think tomorrow will really be the day we're talking about heavy rain. we've got some out there right now in parts of the area. oxen hill along the beltway here, making your way through this area, shower activity through around 7:00. then we may see a little break by 11:00, temperatures around 78. waking up to a temperature of 72 degrees tomorrow. may start off a little on the dry side tomorrow. i don't think it's going to end that way. complete forecast coming up. today was the first day of school for thousands of kids across our region. fairfax county, two new schools opened up today to keep up with the county's growing demand. news 4's megan mcgrath spoke with excited students in lorton.
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>> reporter: it's one of life's big transitions. the jump from elementary school to middle school. >> i'm super nervous. like, really, really nervous, but excited. because i got all the electives i wanted. all my friends are in my class, which is good. >> a little nervous. but excited. but just glad to be in this new school. >> reporter: it isn't just a new academic experience. south county middle itself is brand-new. one of two new schools in fairfax county this year. >> the biggest way it's going to make a difference for our students, there's a lot of room for them. when we were in the secondary school we were sharing a lot of the facilities. here are students have plenty of room to grow and explore. they have their own gym, auxiliary gym, our own cafeteria. >> their gym is really nice. they have a really nice gym. classrooms are nice. teachers are nice. everything. >> reporter: more than 180,000 kids returned to class this
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morning. that's 3,000 more than last year. that trend is expected to continue over the next several years. superintendent jack dale says the county will have to build even more schools and find other creative ways to make room for students. >> we're probably having to open anywhere from one to two a year, would be my guess. but we only have a couple in the hopper right now, the two that we opened this year and expansions. some of it we can do with additions on schools. like i said, our big study this spring will be with fairfax high school. because it is overcrowded and we'll have to move kids out of fairfax high school into some neighbors high schools. >> this is also a significant year for school superintendent jack dale. that's because it's going to be his last with the fairfax county school system. he's going to be retiring at the end of june. in lorton, megan mcgrath, news 4 zbr students in arlington county also headed back to classes this
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morning. many of them had to walk instead of take the bus. students who live within a mile of their elementary schools are now required to walk. middle and high schoolers have to walk if they live within a mile and a half. many parents are upset about this. they say the new rules are unsafe. >> i'm a big believer in walking to school. but .8 miles for a 4-year-old is ridiculous. they can't walk that far. they certainly can't walk that far if there's no planning beforehand. >> i'm challenged with compromising our children's safety to save money, frankly, because i don't know what else it could be. >> arlington county officials say enrollment has grown so much it's no longer possible to provide bus service to all the students. but they say safety is a top priority. parents who don't like the new walking plans have started an online petition and they're voicing their frustrations on facebook. prince george's county schools welcomed a new leader today. it's dr. alvin crawly's first day as interim superintendent.
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he's a temporary superintendent for william hite. prince george's county is still looking for a permanent replacement. >> we are less than an hour now from the official start of the democratic national convention. it's the first lady's big night as she prepares to tell the nation why her husband should be re-elected to a second term. she and other testimonies will try to fi -- democrats will try to fire up voters. steve handelsman has more from charlotte. >> reporter: on his way to the convention, president obama went to norfolk, a huge rally. he did not mention today's bad economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month. construction spend iing way dow this july. >> on thursday night i will offer what i believe is a better path forward. a path that will create good jobs.
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>> reporter: an obama goal in charlotte is to get key voter groups he needs refired up and ready to go. in last month's nbc news poll, just 52% of young voters, only 49% of latinos, said they're enthusiastic about the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech urging a big turnout. >> it's all responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> so i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, continued his counter-dnc convention tour. >> after four years of getting
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the runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> reporter: back in charlotte, there's heavy security. some demonstrations, with the convention getting started. one hour of this convention will be broadcast live tonight. michelle obama's speech and the keynote address by charismatic young san antonio, texas, mayor julian castro who will urge a big hispanic turnout in november. >> news 4's jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the dnc. they'll join us live with more on the push for d.c. voting rights during this convention. the actor known as the gentle giant is gone. michael clarke duncan is best known for his role in "the green mile." >> he died yesterday after two months of treatment following a heart attack.
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>> reporter: towering, muscular and prolific. actor michael clarke duncan appeared in dozens of films. >> you saw my face. you heard my voice. >> reporter: his baritone voice instantly recognizable. >> i'm just a little emotional right now. >> reporter: eight weeks ago the actor suffered a heart attack. and according to a statement by a family spokeswoman he, quote, never fully recovered. he died monday at cedars-sinai medical center in los angeles. duncan became a hollywood favorite after appearing in what would become his most memorable role alongside tom hanks in the 1999 hit "the green mile" based on the stephen king novel of the same name. the role earned duncan an academy award nomination for best supporting actor. >> michael clarke duncan became john coffey. he was the epitome of good. he disappeared into his character. >> reporter: with his big smile
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and bigger building with duncan seemed suited for everything. appearing in action adventure films like "sin city." >> his name is ricky. ricky bobby. >> reporter: and comedies like "talladega nights." and "school for scoundrels." >> keep whistling, i'm going to bite those lips right off. >> reporter: he also lent his unique voice to several animated movies including "kung fu panda." his rise to fame was unlikely. born in chicago in 1957 and raised by a single mother who objected to him playing football he turned to acting instead. in his 20s he paid the billings as a bodyguard for such high profile stars as will smith and jamie foxx. >> this is michael duncan for peta. i became a vegetarian. >> reporter: earlier this year he appeared in a video for peta
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in which he spoke about becoming a vegetarian and how healthy he felt at the time. >> for guys out there don't think you have to have these gigantic steaks to get your protein. >> reporter: he is survived by fiancee reality tv personality omarosa. omarosa said she's grateful for the outpouring of prayers and support. michael clarke duncan was just 54 years old. >> what a guy. what a large man with a huge body of work. a lot of those movies we've all seen. he played the big role in "the green mile" that everybody remembers. >> a role we'll all remember. we'll all remember him. >> tom hanks today said he's terribly saddened at the loss. when we come back, steve harvey steps in. he's refereeing one of news 4's biggest workplace battles. wait till you hear the advice he had for our anchors. also this afternoon, a bitter turn in a hollywood divorce. seal accuses heidi klum of fornicating with the help. then he said that doesn't mean
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implied she cheated on him with their bodyguard while they were married. seal said klum was fornicating with the help. he backtracked saying he wasn't accusing her of being unfaithful. now klum released a statement saying they have both moved on. seal and heidi klum were married for about seven years before announcing their separation earlier this year. they are fighting over money and custody of their four young children. actor russell crow knows how to save the day on the big screen but he needed a little help of his own over the weekend. the coast guard has to rescue crow and a friend after they got lost kayaking. it happened on saturday off the coast of long island. both crow and the coast guard took to twitter after the rescue. the actor said thank you. coast guard mentioned being a little star struck. comedienne ellen degeneres now has a star on the hollywood walk of fame. today she was honored for her work on tv including her 1990s
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s sitcom "ellen." the tenth season of "the ellen degeneres show" premieres next monday, 3:00, right here on nbc 4. she is hugging that star. one mom's extreme case of potty training. how your career affects your dating life. >> a challenge to sleepy heads. try going back to sleep after this thing goes off. here with your wake-up call is cain from hot 99.5. there's an alarm. it's not a clock. >> it's an app for your phone. >> makes you do more than just turn it off and go back to sleep. >> get ready for this. sleep if you can. if you have a hard time waking up. my alarm, 3:05, every morning. it's in the android store. here's what you need to do. tell me if you'd be able to do this. before you go to bed, first thing, take a picture of an item not in your bedroom.
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>> then listen. [ alarm ]. >> you see right there you have to get up and you have to -- the only way to turn it off is you have to take a picture of the exact same item that you took before you went to bed. we actually talked about this on our show. we had a woman call in that took a picture of her boyfriend who ended up leaving for work before she got up. she's not able to turn her -- she had to leave her phone at home for the day. it's a brilliant idea. >> if you tried taking a picture of the bed that would make it easier, wouldn't it. >> i suppose you could. really, why do you have a job? why don't you just stay at home. >> you've got to work for that wake up. >> exactly. they also have alarm clocks that roll off the night stand and stuff. we love this app. >> we don't necessarily love this video. this has gone viral. it's potty training. what makes the photo go viral?
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how about the place where the training is taking place. in this case it's a restaurant. >> yeah. in utah. a mom that was sitting right by this and took the picture that had it go viral, her name is tim kimberly decker. she thought the kids were suiting on booster suits. no, no, that's a potty training seat. that's a potty. she realized when they had to pull the -- they were wearing the overalls. she has to take the overalls all the way off to have their kids go potty eating chicken nugget. >> why? >> because potty training is hard. as a parent of two girls i've had to carry around potties in the car. however we all agreed you do not bring them inside restaurants. >> not near food. >> that would be a sure way to ruin a date. an online dating service did some research and found out our careers help deictate who we date. >> in honor of labor day e-harmony put together a list. they wanted to find out whether your career dictates who your perfect soul mate is versus more
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than the personality match. they found a lot has to do with responsibility and income. for example, a doctor may only date teachers. they found a lot of trends that went along with this. bankers only dated people in the teaching profession as well. the reason is, they think, because of the level of involvement with your job. generally if you have a job that you make a lot of money, it involves a lot of time. you need to have someone there that's kind of your opposite. that may not have a job with as much responsibility. now, nothing taking away from our teachers. we love you to death. we actually had several call this morning that agreed, that fit the profile. it's an interesting read if you're in any of these industries to see if you match what e-harmony thinks. >> there are a lot of teachers who work overtime. >> absolutely. no doubt. >> very long hours. okay. this one had pat and i fawning all day over it. a viral video. the most viral of the day. this is pretty cool. >> a pet door, lock it up. take a look at this. this actually happened. oh, that's a cat. hi, kitty.
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oh, what's this? that's not my dog! >> uh-oh. meow. >> how cute is that? the most viral video today from live leak and youtube. the picture of a baby deer entering the house. it took 25 minutes for the owners to get the deer out of the house. i would have just domesticated it. taught it how to cook dinner. >> the deer was following the cat. >> an awesome holiday display coming up. >> part of the family now. >> yep. >> what do you have coming up tomorrow? >> tomorrow we're doing more tricks out to vegas for the iheart radio music festival on 8:00 and 9:00. hottest ticket in town is madonna. we have your tickets to go see her at 8:35 tomorrow on hot 99. >> alarm goes off at 3:05. >> take a picture. >> good to see you. coming up on news 4, prince harry makes his first public appearance since that wild night in vegas. we'll tell you how a little boy stole the show. plus, how the shape of your glass could determine just how much you drink.
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doug the back to tell us just how long the rain will last and if we can expect more flooding.
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a controversial book about
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the mission that killed osama bin laden hit store shelves today. it was written under a pseudonym by a member of the s.e.a.l. team that took down bin laden. nbc's danielle lee explains why the book has the pentagon threatening legal action. >> reporter: after just hours on the shelves washington, d.c. bookstore employees were already restocking the tell-all about the operation that killed osama bin laden. greg over works at cramer books. he's not surprised by the instant success of "no easy day." the book is written by a former navy s.e.a.l. who claims to be one of the first through the door during the attack on bin laden. >> you know, the classified information that only a few people have, that's what people really get excited about. >> reporter: the pentagon says the author is revealing secret information and should have allowed the department of defense to prescreen the book before its release. >> it is the height of irresponsibility. not to have this kind of material checked for the
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possible disclosure of classified information. >> reporter: military experts fear the memoir could put other servicemen in danger. >> they operate all over the world. they don't want their faces or names known. they don't want their techniques understood. >> reporter: while the pentagon considers legal action, those sensitive details are making their way into the hands of curious readers like stacy lloyd. >> from a human standpoint, i'd like to know what motivated this fellow in writing this story. >> reporter: a story that could ensure this author won't see any easy days any time soon. the author disagrees with the pentagon. he says this book doesn't violate any vows of se cressey or reveal any information that would put his colleagues at risk. in washington, danielle lee for nbc news. >> after the raid the white house indicated that bin laden was killed after a fire fight. this book contradicts that story saying bin laden did virtually nothing to defend himself. when we come right back on news 4 at 4:00, much more. a woman riding the subway falls
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asleep on a total stranger. we'll show you a cringe worthy moment that has become an internet sensation. also, why oscar pistorius, the so-called blade runner, is accusing another sprinter of cheating during the paralympics. a frightening robbery is caught on tape. a stor president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income...
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stealing the show. a little boy overshadows prince harry while he's trying to repair his party boy image. welcome back at 4:30, everybody. i'm jim adlai. >> i'm pat lawson-muse. prince harry made his first public appearance after those nude pictures of him in vegas. >> he didn't talk about the incident. but it was on everyone's minds.
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as michelle kosinski reports now, even a 6-year-old boy wanted to ask him about it. >> reporter: low key for prince harry. no screaming crowds. just a wry smile, lone tear and a salute. everybody wanted a glimpse of him. >> never one to be shy in coming forward, i'll give it a go. >> reporter: just maybe a hint of what happened two weeks ago across the pond. ry harry could not escape a 6-year-old jokester. >> i'm joined now by an extremely well behaved, at least so far, 6-year-old alex logan. >> reporter: one of the kids with leukemia being awarded. listen to what he said hours before the ceremony on national tv. >> what you're fwoigoing to say prince harry if you bump into him this evening.
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>> i'm glad you've got your clothes on, prince harry. >> i -- i'd try, how are you, sir? and then go for the clothes thing. >> reporter: now being called cheeky. though he ended up just telling the prince about his stuffed penguin. harry seems to warn him a bit, though. so did anyone benefit from harry's vegas misadventure. in addition to people trying to sell their photos the charity last night did. with everybody watching harry's appearance, it focused enormous attention on the good that the well child organization does. back to you. >> there aren't many awards paul mccartney doesn't have already. now he's adding a big one to his collection. the french government announced monday that he will receive the country's legion of honor award. france's president will make mccartney an officer of the legion of honor on saturday.
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the former beatle was knighted by queen elizabeth in england in 1997. the rain is not done with us. >> tomorrow will be a lot more rain than what we're seeing out there right now. right now scattered showers. any showers that do develop and any showers that have developed are producing locally hef ve downpours. most in through portions of southern maryland. take a look outside. one thing we've all seen is very warm and very humid conditions. the humidity is way up there today. we're sitting right now at a temperature of 88 degrees. you can see all those clouds across the region. that's actually shower activity trying to make its way through the district right now. 88 the temperature. dewpoint of 72. winds out of the south at 20 miles an hour. it's been a little gusty over at dulles, at the national airport there, reagan national also a little gusty. 88 degrees near. 86 in annapolis. 88 in fredericksburg. very warm. very muggy. take a look at the heat index. 95 right now in washington. 95 in annapolis. 93 in packs river. if you went outside and you thought, this is hot, it's
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definitely on the warm side. very sticky out there. we do have showers to talk about. not a lot. once again most of the activity in through southern maryland. also up around frederick county, washington county. around the i-81 corridor a few showers. some more down to the south trying to make their way into the area. here's where some of the heaviest rain is to the south and west of waldorf. also over towards the deal area. over towards huntingtown seeing heavy rain from this area of thunderstorms. you can see a couple bolts of lightning there, too. nothing severe. once again, any of these showers that develop will produce locally heavy downpours during the day today. we are just getting started. we still have the remnants of isaac just off to the west. kind of petering out a little bit. the moisture is still here. it's all coming up from the south. that's where we're going to see it tomorrow. here's where tonight's rain will be. tomorrow's rain actually coming from the frontal boundary that will make its way our way. remnants of isaac with the showers ahead of it. tomorrow the remnants move up to the north. here comes the frontal boundary. that front will provide a focal
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point for the rain. today there's just no focal point to get those storms running across our area. tomorrow, i think we will have that focal point. it will be that cold front. numerous showers and thunderstorms during the day tomorrow. any storms that do develop could be on the heavy side. thursday most of the activity should stay to the south around richmond, maybe southern maryland. most of us thursday should stay dry. it is going to be very warm, though. i think temperatures get back into the low 90s. i think they stay there right on through the end of the week. this evening, mostly cloudy with scattered showers. some of those will be heavy, once again. temperatures 81 to 85 degrees. tomorrow morning partly cloudy, a few showers, warm and muggy. temperatures 70 to 74 degrees. most of us tomorrow morning will stay on the dry side. take those umbrellas just in case because, once again, i do expect to see some of that heavy rain coming in tomorrow afternoon. some flooding will be possible once again. 84 to 89. here's the next couple of days showing you those temperatures on the rise. 92 on thursday. 93 on friday.
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and temperatures this weekend still warm, but look at next week, guys. nice and sunny with highs only in the 70s. we get hot, but not going to stay there long. fall-like temperatures coming. >> thank you, doug. a frightening moment for a convenience store clerk. it happened in the blink of an eye and was all caught on camera. the clerk says he was behind the register of an oregon mini mart when a man with a gun walked in. he says before he could even react it was pointed inches from his head. >> he points the gun at me, probably about maybe five inches from my head. and he tells me to open the till and give him the money. it's the most scariest thing i've ever been through. >> the clerk wasn't hurt. the robber is still on the loose today. the sprinter known as blade runner is crying foul after losing a race he was expected to win at the london paralympic games. double amputee oscar pistorius came in second in the 200 meters to allen olivera of brazil. in an interview right after the
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race miss tors you hinted olivera won because he had longer prosthetics and that gave him a longer stride. paralympic officials say olivera's blades were within the legal length. just ahead on news 4 at 4:00 this afternoon a 92-year-old man opens fire on a group of intruders breaking into his home. and how the shape of y heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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you probably already know that the shape of your beer glass affects your grip and how the bubbles behave. well, now there's word it may also determine how quickly you gulp it down. a british study found people finished a beer twice as fast if they drank it from a curved glass instead of one with straight sides. researchers believe curved glasses make it harder for people to judge just how much they have sipped. interestingly, when people trank
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nonalcoholic sodas, the shape of the glass had no significant impact on their drinking speed. >> interesting. all right. time to check out today's daily deals. >> first up on living social, half price deal at a restaurant near dupont circle. $5 and get $10 of foods at cafe luna. creamy fettucini alfredo or tender lam meatloaf. only takeout orders online. groupon, $9 for a washington nationals game ticket for wednesday, thursday or friday. yes, they are still left. the tickets are for the upper infield gallery. you can purchase up to 12 tickets a person. more than 4,000 of these tickets have been sold so far and the deal expires in just over seven hours. get them while you can. they're on fire still. >> we should just clarify on living social you can get whatever you want on that menu. including fettucini and lamb. when news 4 at 4:00
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continues, the tooth fairy pays a lot more than she used to. we'll tell you how much money she's shelling out these days when kids lose their baby teeth. i'm barack obama, and i approve. this message. mitt romney's position on women's's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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some students in northern virginia are starting this new school year a little more prepared. that's thanks to the backpacks
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for kids program. nbc 4 and apple federal credit union delivered more than 500 backpacks today to our friends at cameron elementary in zan dr alexandria. those backpacks are filled with school supplies. the kids are always excited to get them. if you want to help you still can. go to nbc brks krrkbnbcwashing search backpacks for kids. we've been ready for this big day here at nbc 4. the steve harvey show joined our nbc lineup this afternoon. >> if you haven't seen a big part of what he's doing, it's helping people solve problems. so our own danella sealock sat down with steve to find a solution to an ongoing debate that our morning show folks are having. take a look. >> it was about hair spray.
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and apparently erin has an a.m. gripe about spray in the vicinity. >> i save morning shows. >> i need you to help us. it's about to just be anarchy. every morning she needs to spray her hair. i spray my hair. we use hair spray at the desk. aaron gets upset. his thought is why does my coffee have to taste like hair spray every day. as i watch this, i think, how does this continue? is there a way to co-exist. >> okay. who is this guy? >> aaron. >> aaron. now, they're going to use hair spray. >> that's true. >> that's not going to stop. >> it's not going to stop. >> what's his name? >> aaron. >> aaron. aaron need to understand that. because you all's hair is more important than his coffee. >> i agree. >> let me ask aaron something. >> yes. >> why don't aaron move his coffee. >> that's what we say. >> are you all spraying your hair at the coffee machine? >> no. >> he brings his coffee to the
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hair spray area. >> that's true. >> set it down. let's settle this right here. >> you might have saved us. >> what does that coffee taste like. >> take that, aaron. >> you can catch "the steve harvey show" every afternoon here on nbc 4. it airs at 2:00. we watched today. he also sent this hat so if she didn't want to spray she could just put on a steve harvey cap. on a bad hair day, perhaps. >> i don't think so. >> that's our bling we got. this and a t-shirt. >> aaron needs to get a covered cup. >> you know what's great about it? we co-exist so well, they didn't need him to help us. we love each other. love is here. >> because you're not doing coffee and i'm not doing hair spray. >> that's exactly right. we co-exist all together right here. >> it is raining out there in parts. >> parts. her part. let's take a look at show you what's happening right now. some of us seeing some rain. others not having a problem. 88 degrees currently at the
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airport right now. dewpoint, 72, though. that heat index hitting at 95 right now. it is a very warm and soupy atmosphere. it's not going to take a lot to get these showers started. tomorrow i think, though, a much better chance to get those showers started. there's a lot of shower activity out there. take a look. see showers in through southern maryland, back towards frederick and around frederick county. showers towards the panhandle of west virginia and along the mountains. a few to the west of fredericksburg that are going to try to come into the d.c. metro. most of us have remained on the dry side. heaviest rain now around waldorf and 301. over towards -- heavier downpours with this have since died out a little bit. wider vi showing a lot of shower activity just off to the west. that's where the moisture is coming from. to the west and up from the south. as long as that's going to happen during the day tomorrow, we just need that trigger in the
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atmosphere. tomorrow's trigger will be the frontal boundary. i think it'll be draped right across the area. and a much better chance, i think, for some skaerted showers and thunderstorms, some of which will have locally heavy downpours. tomorrow, i think, is going to be the day to watch. on thursday we just get warm. something else we're watching? a tropical storm. tropical storm leslie is out there. it's down a little bit farther to the south and east. here it is here with winds now of 65 miles an hour. it's actually going to increase in intensity and expected to be a category 2 hurricane very close to bermuda. and then some of the computer models trying to bring it close tore the east coast. for us, what does that mean? for us that means rough surf down there towards our beaches. that is about it. if you're thinking about heading to the beaches this weekend, just acknowledge the fact you are going to see some rough surf out there for sure. as far as that storm is concerned for us, no problem here. what will be a problem will be the heat the next couple of days. 92 on thursday. 93 on friday. and then 88 on saturday. but that heat will not last
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long. get out the sweaters, i think. temperatures in the upper -- mid to upper 60s when you wake up on monday and tuesday. some fall-like air maybe early next week. >> all righty. >> we need that. >> sounds cool. thank you. coming up on news 4, forget a quarter. just wait till you hear what the tooth fairy is now paying kids. plus, this embarrassment. a woman falls asleep on a total stranger while riding on the subway. i'm wendy rieger. coming up on news 4 at 5:00, a man thought he picked up a woman at a bar, but that wasn't the case. what police say he did that got him arrested. is there a more natural solution for couples struggling to conceive? an ivf alternative with no drugs and no hormone injections. coming up at 6:00, a big announcement from
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kids are cashing in on those baby teeth like never before. you could blame it on inflation. a new survey out today shows kids now get an average of 3 bucks a tooth under their pillow. that's up 15% from last year. some teachers say peer pressure is to blame when kids brag about how much the tooth fairy left them. their classmates may get more money, too. today visa is launching an iphone app to help parents calculate the going rate. >> i guess that's fitting. >> uh-huh.
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app for everything. >> teeth are worth more these days than they were when we were kids. jim? >> it's not uncommon to see a metro rider dozing off during the commute. >> but in london a woman's nap landed her in a rather embarrassing situation. you can see her here nodding off while riding the london underground. but when the car jerks, she perks up and then she starts to snuggle with the guy next to her. her friend posted this video on youtube. it's already gotten more than half a million views. the stranger's wife didn't find this funny at all. she was thinking perhaps her husband is cheating. then he explained what happened. she eventually laughed it off, too. >> oops. all in good fun. next on news 4 at 4:00, some next on news 4 at 4:00, some robbers get more than they
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three crooks in kentucky picked the wrong house to rob. they must have thought the 92-year-old man who lived in the house would be an easy target. but as brian hamrick reports, that's not how it all went down. >> reporter: in world war ii, earl jones defended his country. last night -- >> i heard that. >> reporter: he had to defend his own living room. >> it's a terrible, terrible way to have to live. >> reporter: earl jones is a
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92-year-old air force veteran who worked on planes including the enola gay that dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima. thieves targeted his farm at least three times recently stealing guns, money even cattle. this time earl woke up when he heard intruders in the secellar >> i said somebody's down there. i got my gun. sitting right down here. i heard him when he started the steps. >> reporter: earl waited with his .22 rifle until the intruders were just on the other side of his basement door. >> he kicked the door as soon as he got inside. it was all over. >> reporter: he came up -- this goes to the basement. he came up through here. >> yeah. well, he kicked the door open and it was all over with. >> reporter: earl fired a single shot and hit 24-year-old lloyd adam maxwell of richmond, kentucky, in the chest. police say maxwell was carried
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off by two others. ryan dalton and donny eneninnocent. they took off on their car and took off to call 911. kirk snyder saw what happened next. >> saw his kid in the yard here. my neighbor was checking on the other kid in the car i guess that got shot. he took his pulse and said, you know, he's dead. >> reporter: maxwell was dead in the car. earl jones will not be charged. >> the two suspects are charged with burglary and tampering with evidence. now at 5:00, more rain brings the possibility of more flooding. protests today in charlotte, north carolina, demanding people in d.c. get roting rights. >> the first lady gets ready to give her speech in prime time. jim vance and tom sherwood will join us live. good evening, everyone. i'm jim adlai. >> i'm wendy rieger. urban flash flooding. whenever it rains residents in
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the bloomingdale neighborhood of northwest washington cringe. >> all that water usually winds up flooding their streets and homes like it does sunday night. with more rain enroute they're worried it might happen again. >> jackie bensen joins us live from rhode island and first street with a look at what can be done to keep all the water out. >> the problem is known as runoff. there's no place for the water to go. >> what this will do is stop the water, the stewage and water coming in from the main sewer lines. >> reporter: master plumber jeffrey leaven demonstrates the device that could have prevented messes like this one sunday night. >> water was pouring out. >> reporter: residents of several neighborhoods in lower northwest watched in horror as their bathroom fixtures spewed geysers of dirty water. the pressure from thousands of gallons of storm water runoff forced it up through shower and toilet drains. dc water is urging affected residents to


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